I was chatting with a friend the other day about her kitchen. She very much wants to paint most of the honey tone wood cabinets white to freshen the space, but wants a touch of charcoal too to go with her black and white granite countertops. Her kitchen is a basic U shape design with three walls of wood cabinetry, open on one side to a family room, with an island in the middle.
I’ve been watching kitchen trends for years and one that I’m noticing more and more is the two tone painted cabinet design where instead of the surround being one color and the island the second color, the current trend is to paint the upper cabinetry one color and the lower cabinetry another.
And so my friend and I are having what I call the “upper lower versus inner outer” debate. Should she paint just the island a charcoal color or the lower surround cabinets instead?
Here’s a look at the “Upper Lower” two color painted cabinet style:
Versus the “Inner Outer” painted cabinetry mix:
It’s a tough decision! Which style of two tone paint do you prefer in kitchens, the Upper Lower or the Inner Outer?